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CAD DH100 Drummer isolation headphones

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The CAD DH100 are high-output stereo isolation headphones for drummers. They offer an extended bass response that enables the user to hear program ma...Click To Read More About This Product

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An essential performance tool for studio and stage.

The CAD DH100 are high-output stereo isolation headphones for drummers. They offer an extended bass response that enables the user to hear program material or a click track during a recording session or live performance with superior clarity while attenuating ambient noise by 19dB. The DH100 headphones are destined to become a vital accessory for performing drummers.

FEATURES
  • Reduces high sound pressure levels
  • 50mm high-output neodymium drivers
  • Extended bass response to 10Hz
  • Foam cushions for maximum comfort and sound isolation
  • 19dB of ambient noise reduction
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz -20KHz
  • Sensitivity: 105dB @ 1mW
  • Maximum Power Rating: 500mW
  • Ambient Noise Reduction: 19dB
  • Driver: 50mm Neodymium
  • Cable Length and Connection: 1m [39.4 in.] cord with 1/4 in. and 1/8 in. connector
  • RoHS: Compliant
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CADDH100 Drummer isolation headphones
 
4.1

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (17)
  • Great sound (14)
  • Good bass (11)
  • Comfortable (9)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable (6)

Best Uses

  • Music (11)
  • Home audio (9)
  • Portable devices (3)
  • Recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Drummer (4), Gear head (4), Audiophile (3)
    • Primary Use:
    • Listening to ipod (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (19)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Outstanding drummer headphones

I use these for tracking live drums. These do a fantastic job of keeping outside noise out when playing; even to the point where I have to have the drum kit signal fed into...Read complete review

I use these for tracking live drums. These do a fantastic job of keeping outside noise out when playing; even to the point where I have to have the drum kit signal fed into the monitor mix or I will even slide one ear partially off to get a little clarity on the cymbals.

Sound is great and you can hear everything very clearly and you don't even have to monitor at an unsafe level to do so.

I have used the brand that costs 3x as much as these, and while they sound fine, I do not feel they were noticeably better than these, certainly not worth the significant difference in cost. I also found those to be much less comfortable; my head felt like it was in a vice after wearing those for two hours. The CADs can still be a little heavy, as any isolation headphone generally is after prolonged use, but they are very manageable, they sound terrific, and the price cannot be beat. Highly recommend.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Headphones faltering after 5 months

I was initially pleased with these headphones but I started to notice that they became uncomfortable after prolonged use. Also, the sound transmission has started to falter within, ballpark figure, 5 months-...Read complete review

I was initially pleased with these headphones but I started to notice that they became uncomfortable after prolonged use. Also, the sound transmission has started to falter within, ballpark figure, 5 months- I'm hearing static noise sometimes when I touch the cord simply to move it. Furthermore, I take care of my equipment including these headphones. I have not subjected these to any rough treatment so it's a bit disappointing that they've started to falter so soon. As with anything else, you get what you pay for. My advice would be to shell out twice to three times as much for a more durable, more comfortable set of phones. It may seem odd that I would recommend these to a friend, but I bought them for a reasonable price, they've lasted 5 months, and they are not totally unusable yet. Just starting to develop those quirks. Cheers.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding drummer headphones

By Roser

from Colorado

About Me Audio Engineer, Drummer

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Good Bass
  • Good Value
  • Great Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Drum Practice
    • Home Audio
    • Music
    • Recording

    Comments about CAD DH100 Drummer isolation headphones:

    I use these for tracking live drums. These do a fantastic job of keeping outside noise out when playing; even to the point where I have to have the drum kit signal fed into the monitor mix or I will even slide one ear partially off to get a little clarity on the cymbals.

    Sound is great and you can hear everything very clearly and you don't even have to monitor at an unsafe level to do so.

    I have used the brand that costs 3x as much as these, and while they sound fine, I do not feel they were noticeably better than these, certainly not worth the significant difference in cost. I also found those to be much less comfortable; my head felt like it was in a vice after wearing those for two hours. The CADs can still be a little heavy, as any isolation headphone generally is after prolonged use, but they are very manageable, they sound terrific, and the price cannot be beat. Highly recommend.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A Good Value

    By Aaron Abeytia

    from CA

    About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Bass
    • Good Value
    • Great Sound

    Cons

    • A bit tight on the head

    Best Uses

    • Home Audio
    • Music
    • With My Computer
    • Working

    Comments about CAD DH100 Drummer isolation headphones:

    I have used so many headphones over the years; these headphones are a true value. I used them in radio, as I wanted to keep as much sound from bleeding into the Mic as I can. These headphones do have a fairly high output, and bass response is there. However, they are not as flat as I would like for them to be, as some of the range is hyped. But make no mistake, they're still a very good pair of headphones. Although they place some preasure on your head, it's not too bad. For this price, you can't go wrong. Some other isolation headphones are better,(EX-2x series, for example) but these do not cost as much. I use these as a backup set, and will keep them around forever.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great for Electronic Drumset

    By Steve M

    from Erie PA

    About Me Knowitall

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Bass
    • Good Value
    • Great Sound

    Cons

    • Cord Too Short
    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

    • Practice

    Comments about CAD DH100 Drummer isolation headphones:

    Excellent sound to value ratio. Used to practice with Roland TD25 drum set in small apartment. Sound quality is more than adequate. Coiled cord is to short to reach drum set module and not be in the way while playing. An extension cable easily solved this problem. Ear cups become a little uncomfortable after extended use, but this is practice and pain builds character.

    If you are unfortunate enough to have an errant drumstick smack the outside of the ear cup, your delicate earlobe will be well protected by the molded plastic however that ear will be deafened for a short time. Try to avoid this.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Practical solution for drummer

    By NDA

    from Atlanta

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Music
      • Wearing while drumming
      • With My Computer

      Comments about CAD DH100 Drummer isolation headphones:

      I needed headphones for practicing drums that attenuated the outside noise (the drums) enough that the recorded music could be heard. These almost let in too much outside noise, and I maybe should have gone with one of the 25dB isolation models, but, at this price, 19dB is pretty good. Also, it is probably better to have a tad more drum sound coming in rather than totally playing by sense of feel. The sound quality seems fine, although an audiophile might argue that point. These certainly work better than most headphones I've used for drumming and you can't bet the price.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Not worth the box it's shipped in

      By Dr. Beechwood

      from Ft. Lauderdale FL

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Flimsy Construction
        • Poor Sound
        • Poor Value
        • Uncomfortable

        Best Uses

          Comments about CAD DH100 Drummer isolation headphones:

          As with most things, you get what you pay for. I was astonished at some of the other reviews about this product. Comfortable?? Wearing these headphones for just 5 minutes I feel like if I wear them much longer, I will develop cauliflower ears. After no more than 10 minutes I have to take them off. The plastic covering is cheap, the foam padding is practically non-existent, the frame is too rigid, i.e. they clamp down too tight on your head, they're bulky and cumbersome, the spiral telephone type cord is annoying and unnecessary, not to mention after a few short uses I am getting static from poor solder connections. There is literally nothing good I can say about this product. If you like to see money burn, then roll up your twenties and burn them, because that's what you'll be doing purchasing CAD DH100 headphones.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great sound and comfort

          By Barry Pollock

          from Philly

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Good Bass
          • Great Sound
          • Lightweight
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about CAD DH100 Drummer isolation headphones:

              WAY better than a similar pair I'd been using by Vic Firth for years. These keep out more outside noise, are more comfortable, and look better. As an added bonus, my drums actually sound amazing when I hear what sound bleeds though the headphones. they cut out a lot of the highs and these sweet, warm, low tomes are all thats left.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Headphones faltering after 5 months

              By Kasey

              from Miami, FL

              About Me Diy Sound Engineer, Drummer, Guitarist

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Good Value
              • Great Sound
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Short Life Expectancy
              • Uncomfortable

              Best Uses

              • Drown Out Noise
              • Music
              • Recording

              Comments about CAD DH100 Drummer isolation headphones:

              I was initially pleased with these headphones but I started to notice that they became uncomfortable after prolonged use. Also, the sound transmission has started to falter within, ballpark figure, 5 months- I'm hearing static noise sometimes when I touch the cord simply to move it. Furthermore, I take care of my equipment including these headphones. I have not subjected these to any rough treatment so it's a bit disappointing that they've started to falter so soon. As with anything else, you get what you pay for. My advice would be to shell out twice to three times as much for a more durable, more comfortable set of phones. It may seem odd that I would recommend these to a friend, but I bought them for a reasonable price, they've lasted 5 months, and they are not totally unusable yet. Just starting to develop those quirks. Cheers.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent

              By Jim

              from St. Louis

              About Me Audiophile

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Excellent Sound Isolation
              • Excellent sound quality
              • Good Bass
              • Good Value
              • Great Sound
              • Lightweight
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Audio
                • Music
                • Portable Devices

                Comments about CAD DH100 Drummer isolation headphones:

                I've owned the Vic Firth isolation headphones, which were good, but more expensive and less comfortable than these. I've only owned them for 2 weeks--so I cannot speak to durability, but my more expensive set died within a year. These are a great buy. Very comfortable, good sound isolation, and good sound quality. These things will save a drummer's ears. You can play your music more quietly while hearing your drums clearly and in a balanced fashion.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Awesome Headphones

                By Drumrrrgrl

                from Louisville, Ky

                About Me 26 Years Of Drumming, Various Types Of Drums

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Good Bass
                • Good Value
                • Great Sound
                • Isolation A Plus

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Acoustic Drums
                  • Electronic drums

                  Comments about CAD DH100 Drummer isolation headphones:

                  I was on the search for headphones that I could use with my electronic drumset and my acoustic drumset. Most of the studio headphones had way to many bad reviews from the playback of bass or treble sounds. I needed a pair of headphones that could provide isolation from the sounds of the surrounding environment and be able to dampen tones while playing the acoustic drumset. The price was in the price range I was looking for. I would highly recommend these headphones to another drummer or keyboardist.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  coudn't ask for better

                  By Laredo300c

                  from laredo, tx

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Good Bass
                  • Good Value
                  • Great Sound
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Audio
                    • Music

                    Comments about CAD DH100 Drummer isolation headphones:

                    Ordered these for my drum practices. Was currently using some iPod ear headphones with some lumberjack sound isolation headphones I ordered online. This is much better, perfect for drum practicing. You hear your drums, you hear the music more than clear enough. The only thing I didn't like was the cord is coiled and heavy and is to one side( hi hat side) might be a problem to some. AweSome phones.

                    • Primary Use:
                    • Listening to iPod
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Happy with this purchase

                    By Ricki

                    from spokane

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Value

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • when you are playing loud, use these

                      Comments about CAD DH100 Drummer isolation headphones:

                      I bought these to drone out the loudness while playing live. If you are on a budget they are decent. Fairly comfortable, and if you run the PA sound through them they work and sound fine. I added an extension cord with a volume control and can now control the sound level from outside and from the inside. This will certainly help protect my ears. If you are young and have had ringing issues before, don't wait to buy these or more expensive isolation headphones.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      They Work Great!

                      By Dee

                      from Paso Robles CA

                      About Me Recording Engineer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Value

                      Cons

                      • Cord Too Short

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Audio

                      Comments about CAD DH100 Drummer isolation headphones:

                      These headphones do a great job of squashing outside ambient noise while recording drums. Wish I had these years ago. The curly cord is kind of weird and also too short. Most users will probably want an headphone extension cable.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      2.0

                      Good sound, but my ear hurts

                      By Rob

                      from Palm Bay, FL

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Good Bass
                      • Good Value

                      Cons

                      • Uncomfortable

                      Best Uses

                      • Music

                      Comments about CAD DH100 Drummer isolation headphones:

                      I use this while playing drums but it is not very comfortable. I'll still stay with Vic Firth Headphones.

                      • Primary Use:
                      • Listening to iPod
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      2.0

                      Nice at first, uncomfortable in the long run

                      By Lucas

                      from Georgia

                      About Me Gear Head

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                      • Falls Off/Out Of Ear
                      • Flimsy Construction
                      • Uncomfortable

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Audio

                      Comments about CAD DH100 Drummer isolation headphones:

                      The part on the side that is supposed to hold it in place when you adjust it to your head is very loose. I have to keep adjusting every 1-2 minutes of playing. Very annoying because I am not able to enjoy playing :(

                      • Primary Use:
                      • Listening to iPod
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Great head phones for drummers

                      By Torpid Langor

                      from Atlanta, GA

                      About Me Audiophile, Drummer, Gear Head

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Good Value
                      • Great Sound
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Music

                        Comments about CAD DH100 Drummer isolation headphones:

                        Bought this for recording. Great isolation, so what I hear is what is coming through mics to the head phones, not the ambient room sound.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        4.0

                        Headphones

                        By Gmw

                        from Saint cloud florida

                        About Me Gear Head

                        Pros

                        • Good Value
                        • Great Sound

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Audio
                          • Music
                          • Portable Devices

                          Comments about CAD DH100 Drummer isolation headphones:

                          Head phones work great. The price is good and the sound is good.

                          • Primary Use:
                          • Listening to iPod
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          4.0

                          Good value. Nice for isolation uses!!

                          By Deansound

                          from Minneapolis, Mn

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Value

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Any Loud Sound Isolation
                            • Drummer Isolation

                            Comments about CAD DH100 Drummer isolation headphones:

                            I bought these for my studio. Drummers often have trouble getting enough isolation from standard headphones. They work great for that. They are a little snug, but I have a pretty big ole head. They do a very good job of isolating the external sound. They sound decent. They are not the best headphones I have ever heard, by any means, but they are very reasonbly priced and work fine for what they are described to do. The build quality is decent. My only concern is the cable running from the headphone cups to the headpiece. I will make sure to be careful with these headphones and I expect they will give me good service for a long time. A good value for the price.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            3.0

                            Quite and loud

                            By ortanga

                            from Maine now MA home

                            See all my reviews

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Bass
                            • Great Sound
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Uncomfortable

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about CAD DH100 Drummer isolation headphones:

                              These headphones block out ambient noise well. They are much louder than other headphones I own. They seem well built. The surround is not as plush as it should be so my ears are somewhat squashed. The cord is longer than 1 meter and its the curly kind. Look for something more comfortable!

                              • Primary Use:
                              • Listening to iPod
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              Great Value

                              By Bangin' Heads Again

                              from Knoxville, TN

                              About Me Drummer, Handsome Fellow

                              See all my reviews

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Good Bass
                              • Good Value
                              • Great Sound

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Audio
                                • Music
                                • Practicing
                                • Recording
                                • Rehearsing

                                Comments about CAD DH100 Drummer isolation headphones:

                                I'm sure there are better drummer headphones out there, but not at this price. Some are HUGE, these are not as they have a rather "flat" profile, for headphones, anyway. They do a good job of reducing ambient sound, seemingly just enough to let you hear what you are doing clearly, but not so much that intricacies are blocked. All in all, a very good bang for the buck.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                5.0

                                Everything they said was true!

                                By MerfRose

                                from Indiana

                                About Me Teenager

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Good Bass
                                • Good Value
                                • Great Sound

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Drum Practice
                                  • Music

                                  Comments about CAD DH100 Drummer isolation headphones:

                                  Researched a bunch of reviews and chose these for my drum practicing. Awesome sound and can still hear my drums while I play.

                                  • Primary Use:
                                  • Listening to iPod
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • Yes

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